North Charleston business damaged in early morning fire

UPDATE: Assistant Chief Christan Rainey with the North Charleston Fire Department confirmed there were injuries involved in the fire, but they were non-life-threatening.

The blazed caused the roof of the structure to collapse.

Ashley Phosphate Road has reopened to traffic.

Fire crews are still on the scene.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Police are advising motorists to seek alternate routes after a structure fire shuts down a portion of Ashley Phosphate Road Wednesday morning.

The fire prompted Ashley Phosphate Road at Pepperidge Road to be closed to traffic. The area is expected to be closed for “several hours” according to a tweet from the North Charleston Police Department.

Motorists are warned to avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

Editor’s Note: This is developing with updates to come as we learn more.